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representative steve toath. representative, thanks so much for joining us. we're intrigued because you proposed legislation that would make it illegal in texas for anyone to enforce a federal ban, shall we say, on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines. here's the question. if the federal government, if the house and the senate pass this legislation that the president is asking for, he signs it into law, everyone in the united states would have to obey the law. how would you avoid obeying the law? >> in texas, we're going to do everything we can, wolf. first off, thanks for having me on. we're going to do everything we can to call people back to the belief and the understanding that we're a constitutional republic and that our rights do not come from congress. our rights come from god and are enumerated in the constitution. what they're proposing, and here's what i really want to stress, he said that we will be judged. our generation will be judged based on how we deal with this. cotton candy political solutions aren't going to fix this problem. >> but the congress, by the constitution, has
needs to be done. congressman steve stockman has introduced a bill to repeal the gun-free school zone toss get rid of that school zone loophole where people can carry basically all over the country except at places of work like a school where they fear prosecution, and that's what -- jenna: eric is calling this a loophole, lori where people know that they can come into the school grounds and that they are not going to meet anyone that is armed. the argument there is that we are leaving our children really open and defenseless. what do you think about that? >> i disagree with the gentleman. here is the thing. americans do not want to live in an armed society. we do not want a gun machine at every corpse, every church, every movie theater, frankly every school. we do not need this. we would like to live in a gun violence-free world, and arming more and more people is not the solution. americans are with us on that. they want their children in a classroom with a teacher engaging in the reason they are there, education. we should not ask our teachers to be armed. they have come out agains
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